Lucas 7

1 And when he completed all his sayings in the ears of the people, he went into Capernaum;

2 and a certain centurion's servant being ill, was about to die, who was much valued by him,

3 and having heard about Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, beseeching him, that having come he might thoroughly save his servant.

4 And they, having come near unto Jesus, were calling upon him earnestly, saying -- 'He is worthy to whom you shall do this,

5 for he does love our nation, and the synagogue he did build to us.'

6 And Jesus was going on with them, and now when he is not far distant from the house the centurion sent unto him friends, saying to him, 'Sir, be not troubled, for I am not worthy that under my roof you may enter;

7 wherefore not even myself thought I worthy to come unto you, but say in a word, and my lad shall be healed;

8 for I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Be coming, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.'

9 And having heard these things Jesus wondered at him, and having turned to the multitude following him, he said, 'I say to you, not even in Israel so much faith did I find;'

10 and those sent, having turned back to the house, found the ailing servant in health.

11 And it came to pass, on the morrow, he was going on to a city called Nain, and there were going with him many of his disciples, and a great multitude,

12 and as he came near to the gate of the city, then, lo, one dead was being carried forth, an only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a great multitude of the city was with her.

13 And the Lord having seen her, was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, 'Be not weeping;'

14 and having come near, he touched the bier, and those bearing it stood still, and he said, 'Young man, to you I say, Arise;'

15 and the dead sat up, and began to speak, and he gave him to his mother;

16 and fear took hold of all, and they were glorifying God, saying -- 'A great prophet has risen among us,' and -- 'God did look upon His people.'

17 And the account of this went forth in all Judea about him, and in all the region around.

18 And the disciples of John told him about all these things,

19 and John having called near a certain two of his disciples, sent unto Jesus, saying, 'Are you he who is coming, or for another do we look?'

20 And having come near to him, the men said, 'John the Baptist sent us unto you, saying, Are you he who is coming, or for another do we look?'

21 And in that hour he cured many from sicknesses, and plagues, and evil spirits, and to many blind he granted sight.

22 And Jesus answering said to them, 'Having gone on, report to John what you saw and heard, that blind men do see again, lame do walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf do hear, dead are raised, poor have good news proclaimed;

23 and happy is he whoever may not be stumbled in me.'

24 And the messengers of John having gone away, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John: 'What have you gone forth to the wilderness to look on? a reed by the wind shaken?

25 but what have you gone forth to see? a man in soft garments clothed? lo, they in splendid apparellings, and living in luxury, are in the houses of kings!

26 'But what have you gone forth to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet:

27 this is he concerning whom it has been written, Lo, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you;

28 for I say to you, a greater prophet, among those born of women, than John the Baptist there is not; but the least in the reign of God is greater than he.'

29 And all the people having heard, and the tax-gatherers, declared God righteous, having been baptized with the baptism of John,

30 but the Pharisees, and the lawyers, the counsel of God did put away for themselves, not having been baptized by him.

31 And the Lord said, 'To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

32 they are like to children, to those sitting in a market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We piped to you, and you did not dance, we mourned to you, and you did not weep!

33 'For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon;

34 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;

35 and the wisdom was justified from all her children.'

36 And a certain one of the Pharisees was asking him that he might eat with him, and having gone into the house of the Pharisee he reclined (at meat),

37 and lo, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having known that he reclines (at meat) in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster box of ointment,

38 and having stood behind, beside his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with the tears, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping, and was kissing his feet, and was anointing with the ointment.

39 And the Pharisee who did call him, having seen, spake within himself, saying, 'This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and of what kind is the woman who does touch him, that she is a sinner.'

40 And Jesus answering said unto him, 'Simon, I have something to say to you;' and he said, 'Teacher, say on.'

41 'Two debtors were to a certain creditor; the one was owing five hundred denaries, and the other fifty;

42 and they not havingwherewith to give back, he forgave both; which then of them, say you, will love him more?'

43 And Simon answering said, 'I suppose that to whom he forgave the more;' and he said to him, 'Rightly you did judge.'

44 And having turned unto the woman, he said to Simon, 'See you this woman? I entered into your house; water for my feet you did not give, but this woman with tears did wet my feet, and with the hairs of her head did wipe;

45 a kiss to me you did not give, but this woman, from whattime I came in, did not cease kissing my feet;

46 with oil my head you did not anoint, but this woman with ointment did anoint my feet;

47 therefore I say to you, her many sins have been forgiven, because she did love much; but to whom little is forgiven, little he does love.'

48 And he said to her, 'Your sins have been forgiven;'

49 and those reclining with him (at meat) began to say within themselves, 'Who is this, who also does forgive sins?'

50 and he said unto the woman, 'Your faith have saved you, be going on to peace.'